Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) is an interdisciplinary program that combines study from three disciplines. The study of philosophy equips students with the ability to reason rigorously and logically, and facilitates ethical reflection. The study of politics familiarizes students with the institutions that govern society and help solve collective action problems. The study of economics prepares students to contextualize political decisions and outcomes as they are often influenced by economic events and trends.

Courses Offered at AUW

  • Asian History, Languages & Religions
  • Cities & Development
  • Civil Wars
  • Climate Change Leadership
  • Comparative Politics
  • Conflict Management & Post-War Development
  • Democratic Theory
  • Diplomacy & Statecraft
  • Distributive Justice
  • Gender Studies: History & Theories
  • Globalization & Development
  • Global Mental Health
  • Global Ethics & Human Rights
  • Growth & Development
  • Health Care Ethics & Policy
  • International Leadership
  • International Relations
  • Leadership, Politics & Psychology
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Multilateral Diplomacy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Economy
  • Political Identities of Asia
  • Political Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Political Violence
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Theories & Practices of Development

Career Opportunities

PPE graduates are prepared for a great variety of careers in multiple fields. Possible career paths in the private and public sectors include management, consulting, business administration, law, journalism, finance, public policy, healthcare, and philanthropy.

Program taught in:
  • English

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